Results of New Statewide Tests Tell Both Familiar and Alarming Story

By on October 19th, 2021 in : in Education, Public Education

After a year and a half of Covid-clouded schooling, only about half of Alabama students, grades 3-8, scored proficient in Read the full release.  


Remembering Don Dailey, 1955 – 2021

By on October 12th, 2021 in : in Uncategorized

PARCA Senior Research Analyst Dr. Don Dailey died October 9, 2021. A graduate of Birmingham’s Banks High School, Don earned Read the full release.  


Experience with Digital Learning Helped Piedmont Exceed Expectations Despite Covid

By on October 5th, 2021 in : in Education, Public Education

Print full analysis here. When the pandemic closed schools in March 2020, Piedmont City Schools didn’t have to scramble to Read the full release.  


Due to Covid, Fewer High School Grads Rate as College and Career Ready

Despite the pandemic, Alabama public schools maintained a high on-time graduation rate in 2020. However, the number and percentage of Read the full release.  


Work Readiness Test Results Affected by Covid and the Now-Optional Nature of the Test

Between 2015 and 2019, an increasing number and percentage of Alabama students earned high marks on the ACT’s WorkKeys, a Read the full release.  


Alabama Public Opinion Survey 2021

PARCA’s 2021 public opinion survey finds a growing majority of Alabamians support spending more on education but a lack of Read the full release.  


Deaths Exceed Births but Surge in Domestic Migration Powers Alabama Population Growth

Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate a growing number of people moving to Alabama prior to the Covid Read the full release.  


ACT Scores Down for the Class of 2020

Average ACT scores for Alabama public high school graduates declined with the graduating class of 2020, with students now scoring Read the full release.  


Fewer Alabama Students Assigned to Remedial Education

The number and percentage of Alabama public high school graduates assigned to remedial courses upon entering college continued to decline Read the full release.  


Stop the Slide, Start the Climb: Concepts to Enable Alabama Students to Achieve Their Fullest Potential

In March, the nonprofit Business Education Alliance commissioned PARCA to provide research describing the unprecedented challenges and opportunities in education Read the full release.